Being an adult takes the fun out of a lot of things, and that tends to include gift giving. But it doesn't
really have to be that way. Instead, think about the practical gifts that every grown-ass woman needs in their life. It might actually be more fun to give a gift that someone will actually get use out of.
This year, as birthdays pass, housewarming parties happen, and holidays come and go, think about
giving a gift that a grown-ass woman can use in her daily life. If they love to cook, get them something that will make cooking easier and more fun. If they're a workaholic, get them a gift that will help keep them organized and on time, like a new agenda planner. And if they are entertainers, give them a present that will show their guests that they are a true grown-up now, like a pretty serving platter.
You can still have fun getting gifts for your friends, even though you're all adulting now. You just have to look a little harder, and maybe make the gift a little bit more personal. Whatever you decide to do, there are so many
practical presents out there for women you know.
Exfoliate With A Dry Brush
Keep Your Teeth And Gums Extra Clean
Belmint Water Flosser, $43, Amazon
water flosser combines pressure with a pulsating pattern to clean between teeth and below the gumline. It comes with three interchangeable nozzles, as well as a tongue scraper and a hard shell case to carry it all in. You can also adjust its water pressure, and it has a timer setting to help you space out flossing evenly.
Plan Every Aspect Of Your Life
Bloom Daily Planner, $14, Amazon
planner has a place for everything you need to do today, designed to help you maximize productivity. The lists include "Must Do Today," 13 other "To-Do" lines, "Important Times," "To Buy," "Today I'm Grateful For," "Exercise," and a section that helps you plan your meals and make sure you're drinking enough water. And since the planner is undated, it’s entirely customizable.
Always Have A Place To Chill
Outdoor Pocket Blanket, $18, Amazon
Some of the best gifts are unexpected ones that someone might not buy themselves. If you know someone who loves the outdoors, and loves to go on hikes, picnics, to the beach, or even to just hang out in a park, this
pocket blanket is a great gift. You can fit two people on it if they are sitting, or one person if they are laying down. It folds up into a tiny little rectangle and come with a travel pouch. It's also waterproof and sand-proof, so they can always use it, no matter the conditions.
Keep Things Neat And Organized
Magnetic Cord Organizer (Eight-Pack), $9, Amazon
Tidy up your life with an easy-to-use
cord organizer. Keeps your cables tangle free with the soft silicon, magnetic organizer. It’s super compact and makes keeping things organized simple. The best part about it is that it’s completely multi-functional. Along with keeping cords neat, it can also be used as a bookmark, keep pens and notepads together, and even work as a keychain.
Soothe Skin With A Refreshing Face Mask
Be Prepared, Just In Case
Compact First Aid Medical Kit, $22, Amazon
A first aid kit is actually a really great housewarming gift. They are good to have around the house or in the back of your car, just in case. This one is fully stocked with Band-Aids, iodine wipes, alcohol pads, first aid tape, an emergency blanket, a burn gel pack, safety pins, medical scissors, blister pads, a CPR mask, and so much more. It's something that people don't often think to buy for themselves and is
incredibly useful to have.
Fold Your Laundry Like A Professional
Ohuhu Clothes Folder, $13, Amazon
clothes folder will change laundry day forever. In just three steps (that take 3 seconds) it neatly folds anything from trousers to blouses. Then when you’re done, it can be folded into a small square for convenient storage.
Get Super-Curly Eyelashes
ZLiME Heated Eyelash Curler, $22, Amazon
Toss your old eyelash curler and pick up a high-tech tool instead. The portable heated
eyelash curler safely and effectively heats up lashes and can be recharged with a USB cable. It provides two temperature settings for everyday or more dramatic lashes.
Fix Your Back Posture And Heal Your Back Pain
BackJoy Posture Corrector Cushion, $40, Amazon
back support cushion can be placed on any chair and offers relief from back pain by optimizing your posture. Overtime, it may even improve posture when you sit without it under you. It’s available in a ton of colors, and since it’s compact and lightweight, you can travel with it, too.
An All-In-One Kitchen Tool
Organic Wizzard Kitchen Knife 5-in-1 Tool, $13, Amazon
Chop, slice, cut, dice, peel, carve, and open bottles with this
multi-functional kitchen tool. This super useful gadget, which is made with stainless steel blades and a silicone grip, will replace your knives, choppers, cutting boards, and cutters. Trade them in for an all-in-one tool for the kitchen and clear out your cupboards and drawers.
Keep Your Cell Phone Safely Mounted
iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Car Mount Holder, $18, Amazon
This might look like any other phone mount for your car, but the
iOttie Easy One-Touch has accrued a huge cult-following on Amazon with nearly 30,000 rave reviews. Once you install it, you can attach or release your cell phone with the push of a button. This way, it’s easy to use your phone for GPS access.
Dry Your Hair Without Creating Frizz
Hair RePear Ultimate T-shirt Hair Towel, $20, Amazon
hair towel is gentler than terry cloth and microfiber towels, because it’s free from friction-causing bumps. By towel-drying your hair before blow drying it, you can cut down on heat damage. This towel even comes with an elastic band to hold it in place while your hair is drying. TaoTronics Laptop Desk, $40, Amazon
Make working from bed more convenient
and more comfortable. This foldable and portable laptop desk has an adjustable desk tray top which allows you to turn your bed into a workspace. The desk has enough space to hold your laptop, a notebook, your phone, and even a cup of coffee.
Get Whiter Teeth At Home
AuraGlow 5x Blue LED Light Teeth Whitening Accelerator Light, $20, Amazon
Quickly whiten teeth in the comfort of your own home. Instead of spending a ton of money visiting your dentist, use this
teeth-whitening light and get a brighter smile faster. The light, which should be used with whitening gel or strips, has a special auto-off timer, so you know exactly how much time you need to spend whitening. Plus, the LED bulbs won’t cause tooth sensitivity like it’s competitors.
A More Comfortable Sleeping Mask
Bedtime Bliss Contoured Sleep Mask, $13, Amazon
As an avid traveler, I’ve tested out a ton of
eye masks. My recommendation: find one that provides some cushion. This one is shaped for your face with 3D contouring, which makes it very breathable and means that you won’t feel pressure on your eyes (or smudge your makeup). Plus, it blocks out light effectively, so you can rest easy no matter where you are.
Control The Way You Stretch
The Original Stretch Out Strap, $16, Amazon
Take your workouts to the next level with a versatile
stretching strap. It helps you control your stretches during your warm-up, exercise routine, and cool-down. It will help improve your overall health, flexibility, range of motion, muscle recovery, and reduce the risk of injury.
Straighten Your Hair In Minutes
Create A Relaxing Environment
Radha Beauty Essential Oil Diffuser, $30, Amazon
Create an uplifting, relaxing experience in the comfort of your home. Instead of visiting a spa, turn on this
aromatherapy diffuser and be transported to a calming place. The diffuser produces a cool, dry fragrant mist that will fill your room with your favorite essential oils. And, speaking of oils, it even comes with eight of the most widely used, quality essential oils, including lavender, tea, tree, and rosemary oils.
Hang All Your Goodies Where You Can See Them
Dot&Dot Hanging Toiletry Bag, $20, Amazon
toiletry bag has it all: three zippered pouches, various pockets, and a fold-out construction that allows it all to fit in one, compact carrying case. It also has a hook, so you can hang the open bag and see everything that’s inside. It’s perfect for toiletries but can also be used as a gym bag or to carry cosmetics. Bustle may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was created independently from Bustle's editorial and sales departments.